Office of Clinical Collaboration and Education
The Office of Clinical Collaboration and Education (OCCE) at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) helps to provide medical care in underserved communities locally and around the world.
It is our mission to reach out to communities that have little to no access to medical care.
Scripture states: “Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the people,” Psalm 96:3 (ESV). LUCOM believes the best way to fulfill this mission is to reach out to those who need the most assistance.
LUCOM partners with many regional organizations in both Lynchburg and Martinsville, Va., to provide local medical outreach events twice a year. Local outreach events, such as the Community Care Collaborative, Lynchburg and the Community Care Collaborative, Martinsville, provide Liberty osteopathic medical students the opportunity to treat patients under the supervision of clinical faculty. Patients receive medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health care, along with many other valuable services, which work to promote holistic health amongst underserved and rural populations.
LUCOM has relationships with several clinical sites in various countries around the world. From Guatemala to Togo, West Africa, our international program model gives student-doctors the opportunity to:
- serve alongside medical professionals internationally on one-week outreach trips during first- and second-year (OMS-I and OMS-II)
- elect one or more international rotations during fourth-year (OMS-IV)
- gain practical clinical experience in both in-patient and out-patient care, study tropical diseases, and engage in cultural intelligence training both in-and-out of the classroom